The Undead News Thread (20090616.01)

Night of the Creeps

"In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that transform their hosts into killer zombies." Thanks to the always awesome FEARnet I have actually gotten to see this twice. That's a bit tricky, you see, because the movie has been out of print since its release on VHS. But that's all about to change, on October 9th. The film finally has a DVD release date. Not only that, but the special features are immensely extensive. Take a look.


*Audio Commentary with Members of the Cast
*Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Fred Dekker
*Deleted Scenes
*Alternate Ending – Theatrical Version
*Original Theatrical Trailer
*Trivia Track
*6 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes:
*Birth of the Creeps - Writer/Director Fred Dekker discusses his influences and early filmmaking experiences and how NIGHT OF THE CREEPS evolved into his debut feature film.
*Cast of the Creeps - Actors Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, and Actress Jill Whitlow talk about their experiences on the film, and how they have dealt with the film's enduring cult success over the past 25 years.
*Creating the Creeps - Make-Up FX Creators David B. Miller, Robert Kurtzman and others discuss the extensive make-up creations in the film, and how they brought the slithering sluglike "creeps" to life.
*Escape of the Creeps - A detailed look into the film's post-production and why the film was barely released to theatres with Writer/Director Fred Dekker, Composer Barry DeVorzon, and Producer Charles Gordon.
*Legend of the Creeps - Final words from the cast & crew on the film's enduring cult popularity plus interviews with the film’s biggest fans.
*Tom Atkins: Man of Action – A detailed look at the career of Tom Atkins with testimonials from filmmakers he’s worked with over the past thirty years.
*Footage from the June 2009 cast reunion screening at The Original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.


"Night of the Creeps is a 1986 horror film written and directed by Fred Dekker. Night of the Creeps stars Tom Atkins, Jason Lively and Jill Whitlow. The film is notable as an earnest attempt at a B movie and a spoof of the genre. While the main plot of the film is related to zombies, the film also mixes in takes on slashers and alien invasion films." The film is just classic 80's horror. And it stars the infinitely gorgeous 'dream girl' Jill Whitlow, who kicks more ass in the movie than any of the guys. If you don't like this cult film, you don't have a soul.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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